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Virginia's On The Bay

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815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
361-749-4088
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistently good food and service

My family and I go to Port A often but had not tried Virginia's until a couple of years ago. We have been there several times, once with a large group. Each time the service was very friendly and efficient, and the food was quite good. We had oysters on the half shell and they were very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Grapevine, Texas
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Grapevine, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I go to Port A often but had not tried Virginia's until a couple of years ago. We have been there several times, once with a large group. Each time the service was very friendly and efficient, and the food was quite good. We had oysters on the half shell and they were very well prepared. Various... More 

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Five of us went to Virginia's On The Bay on March 13, 2015. The restaurant has an excellent location, overlooking the boat-filled harbour. Service was pleasant and efficient; our seafood selections were just OK - my seafood gumbo was very good; the mahi-mahi was acceptable; the steamed vegetables were not so great. Our experience would have been more positive if... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here during our visit to the Port Aransas area. Obviously we went to see the coast and this restaurant is on the water with great views. Our food was tasty and the service was good.

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San Angelo, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the large house salad and shrimp Louis salad which had their version of reoumalade sauce. The sauce was not New Orleans style, but overall a nice treat! Both were served in a large plastic shell bowl, nice presentation. The service was great and you can not beat the view of the boats passing by. You may pay... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed a late lunch at Virginia's over spring break. The food was very good and we enjoyed watching a dolphin and pelican in the bay while we waited for our food.

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Virginia's is one of those places you have to go to at least once. It's open and airy and you can go "dressed up" for lunch in your bathing suit and cover-up. Port "A" is a Tourist Town. And like any other tourist place that is on all the "where to go " lists, you're going to pay a higher... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

The fish sandwich is memorable, the beer is always ice cold and the service is pure Port A. No visit to Port Aransas would be complete without lunch or dinner at Virginia's on the Bay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Coconut shrimp was great! Waitress was very tentative. Prices are a bit steep, but food was good, and brought out quickly. The bar seemed to be a favorite of the locals. Families and older local crowd were present while we dined.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Food on level with with a low price family restaurant but the price will make you think you just dinner at a 5 star restaurant. We ate there once and even before we got the bill we had decided not to make a second trip. Then we got the bill, the waitress had made a mistake and charged us twice.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Nice place with great view. The price is a little high for the food,but not to bad. Summer always has a long wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-4088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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